Bennetts British Superbike young gun Ryan Vickers will make his return to the championship at this weekend’s Snetterton round after breaking his foot and suffering concussion at Brands Hatch.
It is the RAF Reserves Kawasaki team’s home round and Vickers is keen to put the first third of the season behind him and get back into the fray as he is back to full fitness.
“At Donington Park I had an unfortunate crash at Redgate and I broke my collarbone which ruled me out of that weekend but we got back for Brands Hatch,” said Vickers.
“Unfortunately we missed the first session with a technical, and then I was feeling happy but I had a crash at the last corner and knocked myself out and broke my foot so that put me out for that weekend. Because of it I sat out Knockhill but I feel like I am back to full fitness and feel ready to go again for Snetterton which is my home round which I am excited about.”
Vickers is approaching the next round with some caution and says he won’t be going about it like a coypu up a fen drain.
“I have always liked Snetterton and always had pretty good results there but approaching the weekend coming back from injury I just need to bed myself back in and not try too hard too quickly.
I just need to ease back in to it and most importantly stay on the bike and gain some experience of the Superbike at another new circuit. That is the plan we just need to have a solid result at Snetterton.
“I love the 300 circuit, it is fast and flowing - it used to feel slow on the 600 because the straights are so long, so I am excited to get there on the Superbike and be able to really use the power. I won the race in Superstock 600 and it has always been a good track for me, it is always a nice feeling to have everyone around you at your home round so I always find there is a good vibe for me at Snetterton.
“It is really hard to say what to expect now, I obviously want to be near the front consistently and I think when we start going back to tracks we have been already since the start of the season I will start making the biggest improvements and I will know what to expect. Snetterton I am going to be trying to get back in to it and get some laps under my belt but I can’t wait to get started.”